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Council offers financial help for flooding victims

Bridlington Harbour Flooded due to storm surge.
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Bridlington Harbour Flooded due to storm surge. NBFP PA1349-19q

 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is continuing its recovery work for areas affected by flood damage.

According to a council survey, 210 residential and 45 commercial properties have been affected across the East Riding for which financial support is available.

Monetary assistance can be applied for under the council’s local welfare assistance scheme which provides emergency loans or grants.

Council tax and business rate reductions are available to properties that have been vacated and are not habitable as a result of the flooding.

Nigel Leighton, director of environment and neighbourhood services, said: “We are very much aware that many of the residents suffering from the tidal flood are still trying to get things back to normal, and we are here to assist where we can.

“Some of the council’s immediate recovery operations are now concluding, such as the clearing of highways and door-to-door visits, but we would urge residents who require any further assistance to contact us using the details publicised.

“A letter will be sent to all properties identified as being affected outlining the information the council has on last week’s event, what action was taken and the subsequent relief efforts.

“I would like to thank our staff for their hard work and dedication in the face of challenging and rapidly changing conditions and also extend my gratitude to our residents for their kind words and support, which have been greatly received.”

For further information, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/local-welfare-assistance/ or call welfare assistance on 01482 394799.

Contact the council tax section on (01482) 394747 or the business rates section on (01482) 394748 to discuss the assistance that is available.

 

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